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Ethnic Studies Department Wins Two Hero Awards

(Left to right) Officers of the SF State Ethnic Studies Students Organization, President Sophia Wenzel, Vice President Nureldin Maslu, Social Media Manager Skye Bennike, Treasurer Iliana Jacobo and Secretary Heaven Estrada go over their meeting plans in EP 110 B on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Brenna Cruz/Xpress)

Julia Custodio
September 12, 2016
Filed under News

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission and its Equity Advisory Committee has presented two Hero Awards to the College of Ethnic Studies for their activism and perseverance in gaining adequate funding for the department. The Ethnic Studies Student Organization and the Ethnic Studies Student Res...

Ethnic studies builds bridges not walls

Illustration by Siobhán Eagen

Pamela Estrada, Staff reporter
February 19, 2020
Filed under Opinion

The dust has settled, the strike is over and the demands have been compromised and for what will be 51 years—SF State has been the host of one of the first College of Ethnic Studies. As we ponder and possibly take it for granted, California is deciding whether ethnic studies will be a requirement f...

Editor’s note on last week’s ethnic studies issue

Xpress Staff
October 15, 2019
Filed under EDITORIALS

As a publication, we want to sincerely apologize to the Africana Studies department, Black Student Union, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities Diaspora department, and any other groups who were affected by the lack of representation in our Oct. 8, 50th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies Commemoration Week issue. We wanted t...

K-12 students should have Ethnic Studies

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas
October 7, 2019
Filed under Campus, Opinion

An assembly bill, which would require undergraduate students to take a three-unit ethnic studies course for CSU curriculum, is working its way through the California Legislature. The bill, if passed, would go into effect beginning the 2020-21 academic year.    The strike which lasted for five mo...

The fight for Ethnic Studies continues

Arianne Arciaga
October 7, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, News

Crowds of students and faculty on the SF State campus held their signs up loud and proud as they fought through a sea of police officers, shouting, “On strike shut it down! On strike shut it down!” 50 years ago at SF State, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Third World Liberation Front (TW...

‘Red Tawks’ emphasize American Indian Studies struggle

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
October 7, 2019
Filed under City

Joanne Barker, the department chair for American Indian Studies (AIS) addressed a crowd on Sept. 25, kicking off the first event in a series of Red Tawks— discussions and workshops meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the College of Ethnic Studies and the occupation of A...

Latinx studies self-funds graduation ceremony

Latinx studies self-funds graduation ceremony

Alexis Manzanilla
May 21, 2019
Filed under Latest, Life

Graduation speaker and International Relations major Maria Jose Lozano stands for a portrait wearing a sash with Colombian flag on it at SF State on May 16, 2019. (JAMES CHAN/Golden Gate Xpress)   As students get ready to turn their tassels, students from the Latina/o Studies department work t...

College of Ethnic Studies to add minors

College of Ethnic Studies to add minors

Camila Ramirez Diaz
April 16, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

The Academic Senate approved areas of minor study in Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania studies, Queer Ethnic Studies and on April 16 it will vote on Critical Mixed Race studies, according to Asian American Studies department coordinator Wei Ming Dariotis. Dariotis said Critical Pacific Islands...

College of Ethnic Studies dean appointed

Amy Sueyoshi, newly appointed Dean of Ethnic Studies, poses for a portrait in studio Friday, April 5. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Sahar Swaleh
April 9, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Amy Sueyoshi, newly appointed Dean of Ethnic Studies, poses for a portrait in Humanities 311 on Friday, April 5. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)   The University hired Amy Sueyoshi as the dean of the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) Thursday after a six-month search to fill the job began last ye...

Organizations, departments host celebrations

Organizations, departments host celebrations

Alexis Manzanilla
March 19, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Amid a lack of University funds, the students and faculty of the College of Ethnic Studies turned to Associated Students, Inc. for help funding their own departmental end of the year celebrations, according to College of Ethnic Studies faculty. Many College of Ethnic Studies graduation ceremonies...

Asian American Studies hosts commemoration for Third World Liberation Front strike

Daly City Councilmember Rod Daus-Magbual speaks at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the SF State Third World Liberation strike Feb 19, 2019. (James Chan/Xpress)

Joseph High
February 21, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

The Asian American Studies department hosted a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike at the Student Life Event Center Tuesday night. The strike stretched from November 1968 to March 1969 and was led by SF State’s Black Student Union in conjunction wit...

Africana Studies professor, former BSU president makes strides within College of Ethnic Studies

Africana Studies professor, former BSU president makes strides within College of Ethnic Studies

Megan Fitzmorris
November 28, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, Life

His laid-back vibe and casual attire may fool you at first, but as soon as professor Serie McDougal speaks about his passion for teaching Africana Studies, his presence takes over the room. After traveling all over the country to pursue a Ph.D., he came to San Francisco specifically to be a mentor and...

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